Many middle-class parents buy classical CDs because it is supposed to make their kids clever. But a jazz-loving academic has started using her favourite genre in early childhood learning.
The general loss of faith in the economy is the most important issue President Zuma must address. More radical social and economic transformation, with emphasis on land reform will be most critical.
Newly proposed regulations in South Africa that would change the way traditional healers operate have come under fire.
Africa has a number of excellent scuba diving sites, but these must be maintained sustainably to keep attracting different divers.
Safaris are a major tourist attraction for those travelling to Africa - and visitors are spoiled for choice on the continent.
Hunting remains a controversial pastime. But that hasn't stopped it attracting hunters wanting to track Africa's wide array of wild animals.
There are several relatively unknown eco-friendly locations in Africa that adventure-seeking tourists would find delightful.
Africa has some wonderful beaches. A serious traveller should visit at least one of them once in a lifetime.
The annulment of the Tlokwe byelection results is a blow for the governing ANC. It has had a torrid 2015 and faces difficult local government elections early next year.
The Supreme Court of Appeal found that Oscar Pistorius must have foreseen, when shooting, that whoever was behind the toilet door might die, but reconciled himself with that possibility.
The drug partly responsible for more than halving the rate of malaria over the last 30 years and which won this year's Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has a long history of use.
The motive behind South Africa's new visa regulations is noble. But the implementation needs to be adapted and improved to minimise the negative effect on the country's tourism industry.
Botswanan communities, hunting operators and game farmers reacted badly to the country's hunting ban. This is because it generates income, particularly in poor rural areas.
Dropping fences can help the fight against poaching by inviting the people living in surrounding areas to take care of the animals.
Legislation limiting the salt in processed foods will drastically cut the average South African's salt intake. But how effective will it be?
There is a chasm between the research knowledge base about reading literacy and teachers' classroom practices. Standardisation could be a big part of the solution.
It is important that co-operative approaches are found to conservation as the natural environment knows no political boundaries.